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Dolphins hope to upgrade Sun Life Stadium

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12:59 PM ET 02.06 | The Miami Dolphins want an upgraded stadium, and so far things are looking solid. Miami is currently playing in Sun Life Stadium, originally known as Joe Robbie Stadium after its initial owner. Now, the team wants to put in some serious renovations to the 25-year-old building, including a canopy that covers the fans from searing sunbeams and driving rain. On Tuesday, the Dolphins got a unanimous vote by the Florida Senate in favor of the $400 million facility upgrade, with half of that capital coming from the public taxpayers of the county, according to the Miami Herald.

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February 6, 2013  01:05 PM ET

Wow talking about a spit in the face to the Taxpayers , as if Marlins park needs to be brought .

February 6, 2013  01:05 PM ET

brought up

February 6, 2013  01:06 PM ET

sports in Florida = broke Only possible exception may be Miami heat

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February 6, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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They need to upgrade the team first.

+ 100

February 6, 2013  02:24 PM ET

A $400M canopy that covers the fans = $400 of scrap metal blown around at very high speeds in a hurricane.

February 6, 2013  05:13 PM ET

Searing sun beams and driving rains? How about the roof remover hurricanes and I don't mean the U.

February 6, 2013  07:45 PM ET

I live here. The design looks solid. The thing will hang from 4 huge pyles with a bunch of cables. It has been done before in europe. I have been thru many hurricanes and if they put anchors in the ground properly and fasten the thing with additional cables and turnbuckles prior to the storm it aint goin anywhere. Now the team?? I just hope they can turn it around before I die.

 
February 6, 2013  09:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I live here. The design looks solid. The thing will hang from 4 huge pyles with a bunch of cables. It has been done before in europe. I have been thru many hurricanes and if they put anchors in the ground properly and fasten the thing with additional cables and turnbuckles prior to the storm it aint goin anywhere. Now the team?? I just hope they can turn it around before I die.

You think even Dorothy will feel secure when a hurricane comes?

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